Won't Garnett have to agree to cut a lot of dough out of his contract to be able to make the trade work?
If he does, that shows he's more committed to winning than money-which is pretty cool. I guess we'll find out soon enough.
Kurt Thomas to Charlotte for a future first round pick. Supposedly a done deal at this point.
mob: you saw gambadoro on the dbacks broadcast?
he said it was for salary cap relief.
Last edited by mob roulette; 06-26-2007 at 08:54 PM.
I'm confused too. I thought gambodoro said the suns give thomas and a first in a later year to charlotte, for nothing. what you said makes more sense, but salary cap algebra can be like quantum mechanics. intuition doesn't always work.
Rumors heating up again for the Suns
Looks like they are again a frontrunner for KG.
And it also looks like they WILL be targeting Charlotte's 8th pick this year.
As long as the don't give up STAT... which is pretty unlikely regardless of ANY report.
I picture this next year:
STAT - C
KG - F
KT - F (barring he doesn't get traded in all this madness)
Bell - G
Nash - G
Barbosa, James Jones, and draft pick coming off bench to round out the 7-8 man rotations D'antoni likes to run.
Barbosa has proven that he can step in and keep the gas pedal pressed all the way to the floor with his speed, but he needs to improve ALOT in his vision and passing.
Marcus Banks still pisses me off. After keeping track of him for a few years at UNLV and expecting some good things out of him... he was promptly turned into trade fodder for Minnesota and Boston.
I hope and pray that we get rid of him. If he hasn't shown anything in the year that Phoenix has had him, to at least gain himself some kind of playing time... I doubt he ever will. Not here anyway. D'antoni runs a tight team based on chemistry and offense. Neither are Banks strong points.
And phoenixsky... you secretly love the crap out of the Suns.
Man... I know Garnett is VERY good... but some of the trades ideas I've seen... the Suns better make sure they come out even (at the very least with this trade)
They have too much to play with to only come out at even.
Yeah, if they're going to deal Stoudamire, they need to get more than just Garnett.
edit: actually I think I've changed my mind on this. Amare for KG straight up makes some sense. Stoudamire is an explosive offensive force and will just get better, but right now he's still a bit immature and doesn't play very good D. Put KG in there instead, you've got a veteran with much better defensive skills and maybe the same amount of offensive upside. KG's a lot older, yes, but the Suns' window of opportunity with Nash is only a few more years. I say do it.
Last edited by TomAz; 06-27-2007 at 07:11 AM.
KG is only 31. Look at the Spurs roster -- full of guys over 30.
I think Marion for Garnett is preferable for the Suns, but I'd do Amare for KG. Think of that starting roster.. Bell, KG, Marion? the Suns would suddenly be an excellent defensive team. Nash running the show, LB off the bench? I think the team gets better. PLUS if they manage to get Charlotte's pick and can draft someone like Noah? awesome.
I don't think the Suns should be thinking who will be better in 10 years. They need to focus on the next 5, get a ring or two, and rebuild after that. They're gonna have to rebuild when Nash retires anyway.
Plus when I think how good KG could be with Nash feeding him the ball.. oh man.
I think he's too clumsy to ever be a great defender.
but how long will it take him to learn? we need to win in the next couple of years.